BLT Holding Free Staged Readings Of ‘A Christmas Story’ Dec. 3 & Dec. 10

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BLT Holding Free Staged Readings Of ‘A Christmas Story’ Dec. 3 & Dec. 10
December 3, 2011
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November 28, 2011
Burien Little Theatre
(206) 242-5180
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien Little Theatre wants our Readers to know that, as a holiday gift to the audience, they will be hosting free radio-show-style staged readings of the popular family-friendly comedy “A Christmas Story,” written by Philip Grecian at 2 p.m. on two Saturdays – Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. 

“A Christmas Story” is based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s very funny memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s. The script is also based on the motion picture of the same name produced by Turner Entertainment Co. in 1983, distributed by Warner Brothers, and written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark.

The story follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case to his mother, his teacher and even the Santa Claus at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response:  “You’ll shoot your eye out.” All of the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

Audience members are encouraged to bringing nonperishable food items for the theater’s food drive. Donated food will go to a local food bank.
Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact the theater in advance to arrange accommodations for wheelchairs and similar issues. For information, go online to or call the ticket office at 206-242-5180.

Under the direction of Rochelle Flynn, the show features the diverse acting talents of:

  • Kevin Boze (The Old Man, Santa)
  • Jeffrey Cavanaugh (Narrator, The Cowboy, The Tree Lot Owner, The Delivery Man, The Voice of a Neighbor)
  • Susan Echols-Orton (Miss Shields, Black Bart, Depatment Store Voice, Radio Announcer)
  • Michael Johnson (Schwartz, Desperado One)
  • Ben Nelson (Randy, Flick, Desperado Two)
  • Katt Powers (Esther Jane Alberry, Scut Farkas)
  • Grace Reamer (Mother)
  • Lucian Smith (Ralphie Parker)
  • Plus Shelley Brittingham creating live sound effects

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Little Theatre is committed to being an entertainment leader by producing intriguing professional shows. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.


The Theater at the Annex to the Burien Community Center
14501 4th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-5180

The Annex to the Burien Community Center is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 4th Ave SW And SW 146th Street in Burien, with the parking lot entrance on 4th.